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Which is the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ever?

Coolguy325

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Report this Jan. 30 2013, 10:42 am

Yesterday's Enterprise is tied best episode in ALL Star Trek... The other is DS9‘s In The Pale Moonlight

Gawain_VIII

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Report this Jan. 30 2013, 11:30 am

The ten best TNG episodes, in order of appearance:


Encounter at Farpoint
The Naked Now
The Measure of a Man
Yesterday's Enterprise
The Offspring
Sins of the Father
The Best of Both Worlds I&II
First Contact
The Inner Light
Chain of Command I&II
Tapestry
All Good Things...


Yes, I realise that's twelve episodes, but you just can't have any less than that for a TV marathon.  Each episode I chose is a monumentally pivotal point in the development of the series-long story--from their first meeting (Encounter) and getting to know each other (Naked Now) through their trials (Sins, Both Worlds, Chain) and growth (Offspring, Tapestry, Inner Light) all the way to the end, where All Good Things must come.


If I were to create a "Best of" list without the restriction of a Top 10, I would include Unification I&II, The Big Goodbye, Elementary, Dear Data, Who Watches the Watchers, The Vengeance Factor, Future Imperfect, and I, Borg.


Out of all of those, my favorite is The Naked Now or The Inner Light, but the best overall is probably Chain of Command.


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Report this Jan. 30 2013, 12:21 pm

No one is going to agree with me on this! so bring on the hate. My favorite is Who Watches The Watchers. I felt like that episode sums up everything that makes trek "trek" and not just another science fiction show.


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Report this Jan. 30 2013, 1:37 pm

Quote: Khaaan!!!! @ Jan. 30 2013, 12:21 pm

>No one is going to agree with me on this! so bring on the hate. My favorite is Who Watches The Watchers. I felt like that episode sums up everything that makes trek "trek" and not just another science fiction show.


I don't disagree with you.  While not my favorite or necessarily the best TNG episode--it was definitely the perfect summary of what Star Trek, as a whole, is all about.


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Report this Jan. 31 2013, 8:50 am

Quote: Gawain_VIII @ Jan. 30 2013, 1:37 pm

Quote: Khaaan!!!! @ Jan. 30 2013, 12:21 pm

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>No one is going to agree with me on this! so bring on the hate. My favorite is Who Watches The Watchers. I felt like that episode sums up everything that makes trek "trek" and not just another science fiction show.

I don't disagree with you.  While not my favorite or necessarily the best TNG episode--it was definitely the perfect summary of what Star Trek, as a whole, is all about.


Thanks! I also think yesterdays enterprise ranks up there pretty high


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Report this Feb. 02 2013, 9:38 pm

Quote: Vger23 @ Oct. 14 2012, 5:49 pm

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>Guys, seriously?

>Times Arrow and Descent were giant disappointing stinkers. Descent is one of my most disliked episodes. It's virtually total crap. 

>Best episodes:

>The Inner Light

>Best of Both Worlds

>Yesterday's Enterprise

>Measure of A Man

>Family

>


I agree with Times Arrow not being that great, but I found Descent to be very good. Not as good as some of the other two parters, but definitely not the worst. I can't complain about your Best List though. I'd have to throw in Tapestry in there though.

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Report this Feb. 02 2013, 9:46 pm

Quote: Gawain_VIII @ Jan. 30 2013, 11:30 am

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>The ten best TNG episodes, in order of appearance:

>Encounter at Farpoint
The Naked Now
The Measure of a Man
Yesterday's Enterprise
The Offspring
Sins of the Father
The Best of Both Worlds I&II
First Contact
The Inner Light
Chain of Command I&II
Tapestry
All Good Things...

>Yes, I realise that's twelve episodes, but you just can't have any less than that for a TV marathon.  Each episode I chose is a monumentally pivotal point in the development of the series-long story--from their first meeting (Encounter) and getting to know each other (Naked Now) through their trials (Sins, Both Worlds, Chain) and growth (Offspring, Tapestry, Inner Light) all the way to the end, where All Good Things must come.

>If I were to create a "Best of" list without the restriction of a Top 10, I would include Unification I&II, The Big Goodbye, Elementary, Dear Data, Who Watches the Watchers, The Vengeance Factor, Future Imperfect, and I, Borg.

>Out of all of those, my favorite is The Naked Now or The Inner Light, but the best overall is probably Chain of Command.

>


 


You have a good list here. I have to say I'm suprised by your love of The Naked Now. Season one is not my favorite. The Neutral Zone, The 2nd Q episode, and Tasha's death episode, and Deanna's wedding episode are the only episodes I'd say that were good in this season. The rest were okay or mediocre.

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Report this Feb. 07 2013, 8:56 am

There are several, and it's hard to nail down just one.


1. All Good Things wrapped up the show very nicely by having the series come full circle with Q's test of whether they were worthy to traverse the stars. Iwonder if the Q test other species like Klingons or Romulans? Or do they just pick on humans for some unknown reason.


2. Schisms was a fun creepy episode. There weren't many, but when TNG was spooky, it was at its best to me. The aura of horror surrounds this one and although it was kind of simple in plot, it was facinatingly creepy.


3. Night Terrors: again, a really fun, creepy episode. I love how people are slowly losing their minds and the crew it slowly realizing that unless they can figure a way out of it, they will all end up killing each other. The scene where Beverly is examining the bodies and they all sit up still gives me shivers. Fantastic!


4. Where Silence Has Lease: I know this is gettingredundant, but Negelium made this episode ominous and frightening for me, easily more interesting and frightening than any goofy Q plays Robin Hood with the TNG crew premise.


5. Yesterday's Enterprise: I love it when we get a little Trek history filled in, and the story of the Enterprise C was great stuff. I like how the alternate reality was realistic (war with the Klingons) and Guinan's odd, mysterious ability to know how something just wasn't right manifested.


6. Unification: Although a bit dull at times, the two parter featuring Spock was a cool foray into his work as an undergound revolutionary on Romulus. I really, really wish that when TNG finally did a movie about the Romulans that they included stuff like this which gives insight into the Vulcan/Romulan connection as well as interesting characters like Sela and Spock instead of creating a half baked version of Wrath of Khan for TNG.


7. Face of the Enemy: the only episode that focused on Troi I liked, an episode that again gives us insight into the political/military structure of the Romulan Empire. How the Tal Shiar is so powerful and mistrusted by the military and possibly the rest of society. Sirtis is actually really good in this episode which tells me that as an actress, she has potential, her character is just not given good things to do most of the time.


8. Genesis: Although the premise of this episode was kind of out there, I really enjoyed how the crew were devolving into different life forms and the scariness of the show as Data and Picard encounter another mutated crew member after the other, and Picard slowly becomes more and more anxious as he feels the effects of the "Barclay virus"


9. I, Borg was perhaps the best moral dilemma I have seen in TNG. It was also excellent dialogue and acting featuring Picard and Guinan. Both conflicted by their hate for what the Borg has done to them and both trying to allow thier humanity to temper their intense fear and wrath towards what they regard as pure evil.


10. Best of Both Worlds: One of the best ciffhangers ever. The scene were they find the wreckage of several ships as Wolf 357 still is imprinted on my mind as one of the most ominous scenes in TNG. They knew they were well over their heads and were perhaps facing extinction. And Paramount didn't even have to spend a huge amount on the battle scenes, just seeing the aftermath was enough.


There are severalmore, but I think I have taken up enough space for now.


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Report this Mar. 03 2013, 1:14 am

It's hard to pick just one. However, the episode that NEVER fails to excite me no matter how many times I watch it is Cause and Effect.

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Report this Mar. 03 2013, 12:56 pm

It's so hard to choose from the bounty
of THE NEXT GENERATION - where I,
and others, have reaped a rich harvest ...


... but I do like Vger23's list, for a start.


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Report this Mar. 03 2013, 6:01 pm

It's so hard to choose because I like almost all of them


here's my list in no particular order:


1. Times Arrow Part1-2


2.The Offspring


3. Measure of Man


4. Brothers 


5. The Birthright part 1-2


6. Descent Part 1-2


7. Data's Day


8. Ensign of Command


9. The Naked Now


10. Phantasms


11. Inheritance 


12. Tin Man


13. The Defector


14. Unification Part 1-2


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Report this Mar. 03 2013, 7:58 pm

I Don't know if anyone will agree with me, But all time favorite episode of TNG was either The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1&2), Yesterdays Enterprise, or Unification (Part 1&2). Even though those seem like some very overrated choices. My All time favorites are Heart of Glory, Sins of The Father, Reunion, The Offspring, and Measure of a Man.

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Report this Mar. 06 2013, 4:42 am

I guess if I had to choose it would be "The Best of Both Worlds" part I and II.

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Report this Mar. 06 2013, 8:29 pm

My favorite TNG episodes are "Yesterday's Enterprise" and "The Best of Both Worlds". However among my favorites are "Redemption", "The Offspring", "Measure of a Man", "The Drumhead" but I also loved, "Clues", "The Game", "Remember Me", "The Nth Degree", "The Next Phase", "Power Play", and more like one that I don't even remember the title of but is the one where the crew are given a mass amnesia and are led to believe that they are fighting a war against another alien race.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Report this Mar. 07 2013, 7:22 am

I'l say.....


"All Good Things..."

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